Dr. Richard Fansler, MD

Dr. Richard Fansler, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Fansler, MD is a general surgery specialist in Largo, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery.Read his story

Southern Pinellas Surgical

12955 Seminole Blvd Ste 210

Largo, FL 33778
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
more than 92% of peers
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Fansler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fansler "Dr. Richard F. Fansler has over 25 years of experience as a General and Vascular Surgeon, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Fansler completed his medical school training at the University of Florida and his residency at the Tulane University School of Medicine. As a general and vascular surgeon, Dr. Fansler treats and performs a range of surgical procedures including: general and laproscopic surgery, arterial interventional procedures, aortic aneurysm endostents, appendectomy, breast surgery, thyroid surgery and abdominal surgery. Dr. Fansler's primary office location is at Southern Pinellas Surgical PA, located in Largo, Florida."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fansler "To provide the best surgical care possible."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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36  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • American College of Services
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fansler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Fansler, MD
My first experience with Dr. Fansler & his staff was when I brought my elderly mom to be examined for possible treatment of the circulation & varicose veins. I was so impressed with his caring attitude. I'm now a patient for varicose veins requiring a procedure. Appreciate how he does not jump to...Read More
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S. Girard in Seminole, FL – Jul 06, 2017
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A top notch surgeon
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Daniel G. Flannery in Seminole, FL – Mar 04, 2017
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He offered his advice regarding options available and was willing to listen to what I had to say and another option I had; we ended up going with my option. He was friendly and appeared compassionate in an uncomfortable situation and did a beautiful job with my surgical procedure.
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Nancy M in Largo, FL – Aug 23, 2016
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Dr Fansler has operated on me a couple of times, and I was very satisfied with his skill and Doctor patient relationship and would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends
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Robert T in Largo, FL – May 26, 2016
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He did surgery on me at Largo Medical, he even told me this may not work, and it turned out he did not do the surgery correct the first time, I tried to book a follow up for him to fix the situation, and he is overbooked for like over 2 months. So he is unavailable to fix his own mistake in my...Read More
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S Lee in Seminole, FL – Apr 01, 2016
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